No Running!!!

Pool rules 8975As a child, I LOVED visiting the pool.  Maybe a neighbor’s pool or summer camp, etc.  Hot and humid South Carolina weather made the cool clear waters a wonderful respite.

Most pools we visited had some form of posted rules.

  • No running!
  • No diving!
  • No rough-housing, etc…

Often, breaking these rules led to the dreaded ‘time-out.’  All my friends playing and me sitting by mom or the life-guard watching… mournfully.

Had I been a more rebellious sort, I might have found that continued rule-breaking would lead to greater and greater penalties.  Possibly, even, not being invited back.

In my immaturity, my view of the rules, or ‘law of the pool,’ was that it was restrictive.  It seemed to needlessly curtail all the ‘fun!’  Pushing someone into the pool or chasing someone with a ‘rat-tail’ towel was a game!

As I grew older Continue reading “No Running!!!”